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How To Stream Media From A Freenas Server To The 360?

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#1 Trebz


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Posted 20 December 2009 - 12:06 PM

Hi all

I think i made a silly mistake.

I went out and bought an Xbox 360.

That's it really.

Anyhoo, my query is this, how do i stream media from my Freenas server www.freenas.org to my xbox 360?

I have been using several Xbox MK1's in the house, all running XBMC for over a year now without any problems.

I got up this morning and thought 'I'll see if the 360 can do something like the same job'.

To be honest, im not overly impressed with the 360, i expected so much more from it. I got three games with the package which i bought a month ago and i have only used it once.

The old Xbox's with XBMC i use every day without fail hehe.

All the best and have a happy Christmas.


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Posted 09 January 2010 - 06:41 AM

You will need to find a DLNA / uPnP AV server for freenas.

Get that software running and configured with your files.

Turn on the xbox and brows to the video tab and you should see your AV server listed as a video source.

Select your AV Server and browse to your desired video and press A to start.

I'm not a linux Guru but I hope you get the general idea from post.

Keep in mind for HD video streams you need to keep your Bitrates under 13bps or the video may stutter even on wired networks. This is becuase MS has optimised their AV client for WMP / WMC and not adhered to the accepted standards.

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